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Many suggestions have been thrown around on multiple forums that lead to a general consensus that a 650Watt PSU will be ample for my build.
GPU: ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5
Boot HD: Samsung 830 Series SATA3 256G
MOBO: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: G.Skill-Ares 1600Mhz 1.5v 16GB (16GB is plenty for the rendering)
CPU: i7-3770K ( Aside from gaming i do 3D and image rendering)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
PSU: Corsair TX-650M(enough for an OC'd GPU, CPU + 5x140mm fan cooled system?)
Sound card: Built in
Case: Fractal Design ARC-Mid USB3.0
~Total: $1440

I went price shopping today and i decided to go to 1 of my dads old friends and apparently her business isn't doing too well.
She clearly endorses Cooler Master with the amount of cases & PSU's ect she has, but when she looked at the PSU i wanted a quote on, she looked at me funny and say this just isn't enough. She then continued to babble on that a 750Watt should be bare minimum and that a 1100wat PSU is the safe bet...something about low wattage PSU not being able to handle immediate high loads or something...
I also have a UPS + another surge protector, just an FYI.
I took all of what she said with skepticism since well of course its her job to sell.
She also went on to say that OCZ should be the brand that i look for in SSD's. Samsung isn't that bad...is it?
She also said Asrock is not a trust worth brand, yet i have many people say that its great.
& of course she also suggested that i should go for a CM Storm trooper or something case or some other huge ass case.
My build will only ever contain a single GPU and no more than 2 HD's & SSD so...idk now -_-

Ohh i almost forgot, I have this PSU that my dad got from an auction ...3-4 years ago.
Apevia Warlock Power 1100Watt.
Dare i put this in my system?
Edited by james990 - 12/12/12 at 7:35pm
post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by james990 View Post

Many suggestions have been thrown around on multiple forums that lead to a general consensus that a 650Watt PSU will be ample for my build.
GPU: ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5
Boot HD: Samsung 830 Series SATA3 256G
MOBO: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: G.Skill-Ares 1600Mhz 1.5v 16GB (16GB is plenty for the rendering)
CPU: i7-3770K ( Aside from gaming i do 3D and image rendering)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
PSU: Corsair TX-650M(enough for an OC'd GPU, CPU + 5x140mm fan cooled system?)
Sound card: Built in
Case: Fractal Design ARC-Mid USB3.0
~Total: $1440
I went price shopping today and i decided to go to 1 of my dads old friends and apparently her business isn't doing too well.
She clearly endorses Cooler Master with the amount of cases & PSU's ect she has, but when she looked at the PSU i wanted a quote on, she looked at me funny and say this just isn't enough. She then continued to babble on that a 750Watt should be bare minimum and that a 1100wat PSU is the safe bet...something about low wattage PSU not being able to handle mediate high loads or something...
I took all of what she said with skepticism since well of course its her job to sell.
She also went on to say that OCZ should be the brand that i look for in SSD's. Samsung isn't that bad...is it?
She also said Asrock is not a trust worth brand, yet i have many people say that its great.
& of course she also suggested that i should go for a CM Storm trooper or something case or some other hue ass case.
My build will only ever contain a single GPU and no more than 2 HD's & SSD so...idk now -_-
Ohh i almost forgot, I have this PSU that my dad got from an auction ...3-4 years ago.
Apevia Warlock Power 1100Watt.
Dare i put this in my system?


She is a complete idiot, everything she told you is retarded.
Literally everything she told you is completely false.
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by Powermonkey500 View Post

She is a complete idiot, everything she told you is retarded.
Literally everything she told you is completely false.

Essentially this. Everything she said is wrong..

A 750 watt PSU can run a quad core Intel chip and a pair of 680's or 7970's, the two baddest GPU's out there. She is utterly incorrect to say it should be a bare minimum. More like a maximum for single/dual setups.

TX supplies from corsair are fine, but I'd suggest a modular Capstone. Better value, higher efficiency, modular superflower units that are essentially bulletproof.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261 For single GPU ever
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264 For the chance that you'll get a second one.
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Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
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Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
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post #4 of 27
since it is a corsair 650 it will be plenty and then some.

Just ran it through Phaedrus's PSU calc said you only needed 400 so you will be more than safe with 650. In fact you can even move down some lol.

Samsung > OCZ on SSD's although it does carry a price premium over OCZ, It is one of if not the best SSD's on the market atm.

Asrock is a good mobo brand that is still trying to work its way up to Asus, gigabyte, MSI standards some have had good luck and some have had bad but overall mostly good.

TL;DR More than enough power, she was trying to sell.
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post #5 of 27
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Thanks for solidifying my choice guys.
Yet 1 question went unanswered.

Ohh i almost forgot, I have this PSU that my dad got from an auction ...3-4 years ago.
Apevia Warlock Power 1100Watt.
Dare i put this in my system?
post #6 of 27
Throw it out the window.

Regarding the system, that's a <300W contraption at full load... any decent 350W (or above) PSU would be plenty... I'd look for a Rosewill Capstone or a Seasonic G series.
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by Original Sin View Post

Throw it out the window.
Regarding the system, that's a <300W contraption at full load... any decent 350W (or above) PSU would be plenty... I'd look for a Rosewill Capstone or a Seasonic G series.
Thanks for your advice :3
But people keep skipping this question lol.
Ohh i almost forgot, I have this PSU that my dad got from an auction ...3-4 years ago.
Apevia Warlock Power 1100Watt.
Dare i put this in my system?
post #8 of 27
Read my above reply again, my answer addresses your question.
post #9 of 27
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Read my above reply again, my answer addresses your question.
Ohh sorry, i thought that was specifically referring to the Corsair PSU.
I'll consider those brands, though last time i checked, none of those are available where i live :/
But even tho i already have what seems to be a free PSU at home, you would still recommend i buy a new PSU?
What would be wrong with using the Warlock 1100Watt? I'ts free :/
post #10 of 27
First off it's Apevia, usually we don't throw rocks at names but in this case the name truly speaks volumes, secondly it's an old, nameless wonder (next to impossible to identify the manufacturer given the info available on it), from the pics I could find it appears to be a group regulated unit, which is particularly sad for a 1.1KW PSU (or a claimed 1.1KW PSU), and with Apevia's track record... that's probably a 500-600W PSU at best.

I see you're in Australia, link the shop/s you'd be buying from and give us your budget if you intend to get a new PSU and you're looking for suggestions.
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